This is an analysis of the poem The Maid Of The Sweet Brown Knowe that begins with:

COME all ye lads and lassies and listen to me a while,
And I’ll sing for you a verse or two will cause you all to smile; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabX ccbX ccbX bbbX cXcc ddbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 11111101100101 111110111011101 010101111100111 1110101000100111 11110110110101 1111010110100 11110111110011 1111101010100111 0111011111101 01011101110001 111111011111101 1110101010100111 111101111111 11010101111101 11010101110111 111101110100111 01111011110111 11101100110111 101111101110101 11111111111110101 0111111110100111 111011101111111 11111111010011 1111111110100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1600
  • Average number of words per stanza: 321
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 54 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, you, all, to, we, my, for, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words we, look are repeated.

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